Emelia J. Benjamin, MD, ScM

Professor, Medicine

Emelia Benjamin
Framingham Heart Study 73 Mt Wayte Ave

Biography

Emelia J. Benjamin, MD, ScM, FACC, FAHA, received her AB at Harvard, her MD at Case Western Reserve University, and her Epidemiology ScM at Harvard School of Public Health. She is a Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology at Boston University and is a clinical cardiologist at Boston Medical Center. She is author of over 650 peer-reviewed publications that focus on the on the genetics, epidemiology, and prognosis of a variety of cardiovascular conditions and markers including atrial fibrillation, vascular function, and systemic inflammation. She is multi-Principal Investigator on 2RO1 atrial fibrillation grants [2R01HL092577 & 1R01HL128914], and is the Center and Training Director on an American Heart Association Strategically Focused Research Network on Atrial Fibrillation. She also is MPI on 2 mobile Health grants (1R01HL141434 and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation).

Dr. Benjamin has conducted research at the Framingham Study since 1988. She is a Member of the Executive Committee, and is Co-Director of the Medical Endpoints Committee. She was Principal Investigator of the grant that recruited the second generation of the Framingham Study’s ethnic/racial minority cohort, the Omni Study.

In addition to her research, she is Assistant Provost for Faculty Development for Boston University Medical Campus, and Vice Chair for Faculty Development and Diversity, BU Department of Medicine. She co-designed and co-leads Faculty Development Programs for Early, Mid-Career, Under-Represented Ethnic and Racial, Women, and Clinical leaders. A committed mentor, she has won local and national awards for her mentoring of early career investigators. She also won the 2020 Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Award.

An active volunteer for the American Heart Association since 1992, she has served on a variety of local and national Committees. She is Past-Chair of the American Heart Association’s Functional Genomics and Translational Biology Council and Study Section, and the annual Heart and Stroke Statistical Update.

She received the 2015 Paul Dudley White Award, the 2016 AHA Gold Heart Award, the 2016 Population Research Prize, the 2019 Laennec Clinician/ Educator Lecturer, and the Genomics and Precision Medicine 2019 Distinguished Achievement Award. She Chairs of the Science and Clinical Education Lifelong Learning Committee.

Other Positions

  • Professor, Epidemiology, Boston University School of Public Health
  • Assistant Provost for Faculty Development, Dean’s Office, Boston University Medical Campus
  • Primary Investigator, Framingham Heart Study
  • Member, Whitaker Cardiovascular Institute, Boston University
  • Member, Evans Center for Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research, Boston University

Education

  • Case Western Reserve University, MD
  • Harvard School of Public Health, ScM

Publications

  • Published on 12/22/2020

    Roth GA, Mensah GA, Johnson CO, Addolorato G, Ammirati E, Baddour LM, Barengo NC, Beaton AZ, Benjamin EJ, Benziger CP, Bonny A, Brauer M, Brodmann M, Cahill TJ, Carapetis J, Catapano AL, Chugh SS, Cooper LT, Coresh J, Criqui M, DeCleene N, Eagle KA, Emmons-Bell S, Feigin VL, Fernández-Solà J, Fowkes G, Gakidou E, Grundy SM, He FJ, Howard G, Hu F, Inker L, Karthikeyan G, Kassebaum N, Koroshetz W, Lavie C, Lloyd-Jones D, Lu HS, Mirijello A, Temesgen AM, Mokdad A, Moran AE, Muntner P, Narula J, Neal B, Ntsekhe M, Moraes de Oliveira G, Otto C, Owolabi M, Pratt M, Rajagopalan S, Reitsma M, Ribeiro ALP, Rigotti N, Rodgers A, Sable C, Shakil S, Sliwa-Hahnle K, Stark B, Sundström J, Timpel P, Tleyjeh IM, Valgimigli M, Vos T, Whelton PK, Yacoub M, Zuhlke L, Murray C, Fuster V. Global Burden of Cardiovascular Diseases and Risk Factors, 1990-2019: Update From the GBD 2019 Study. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2020 Dec 22; 76(25):2982-3021. PMID: 33309175.

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  • Published on 12/17/2020

    Volgman AS, Benjamin EJ, Curtis AB, Fang MC, Lindley KJ, Naccarelli GV, Pepine CJ, Quesada O, Vaseghi M, Waldo AL, Wenger NK, Russo AM. Women and atrial fibrillation. J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol. 2020 Dec 17. PMID: 33332669.

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  • Published on 12/1/2020

    Schnabel RB, Benjamin EJ. Diversity 4.0 in the cardiovascular health-care workforce. Nat Rev Cardiol. 2020 Dec; 17(12):751-753. PMID: 33051612.

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  • Published on 11/6/2020

    Halford JL, Weng LC, Choi SH, Jurgens SJ, Morrill VN, Khurshid S, Trinquart L, Benjamin EJ, Ellinor PT, Lubitz SA. Associations Between Alcohol Intake and Genetic Predisposition With Atrial Fibrillation Risk in a National Biobank. Circ Genom Precis Med. 2020 Dec; 13(6):e003111. PMID: 33156697.

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  • Published on 11/4/2020

    Georgakis MK, de Lemos JA, Ayers C, Wang B, Björkbacka H, Pana TA, Thorand B, Sun C, Fani L, Malik R, Dupuis J, Engström G, Orho-Melander M, Melander O, Boekholdt SM, Zierer A, Elhadad MA, Koenig W, Herder C, Hoogeveen RC, Kavousi M, Ballantyne CM, Peters A, Myint PK, Nilsson J, Benjamin EJ, Dichgans M. Association of Circulating Monocyte Chemoattractant Protein-1 Levels With Cardiovascular Mortality: A Meta-analysis of Population-Based Studies. JAMA Cardiol. 2020 Nov 04. PMID: 33146689.

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  • Published on 11/2/2020

    Xie W, Kathuria H, Galiatsatos P, Blaha MJ, Hamburg NM, Robertson RM, Bhatnagar A, Benjamin EJ, Stokes AC. Association of Electronic Cigarette Use With Incident Respiratory Conditions Among US Adults From 2013 to 2018. JAMA Netw Open. 2020 Nov 02; 3(11):e2020816. PMID: 33180127.

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  • Published on 10/30/2020

    Long MT, Zhang X, Xu H, Liu CT, Corey KE, Chung RT, Loomba R, Benjamin EJ. Hepatic fibrosis associates with multiple cardiometabolic disease risk factors: The Framingham Heart Study. Hepatology. 2020 Oct 30. PMID: 33125745.

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  • Published on 10/26/2020

    Harlow AF, Lundberg D, Raifman JR, Tan ASL, Streed CG, Benjamin EJ, Stokes AC. Association of Coming Out as Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual+ and Risk of Cigarette Smoking in a Nationally Representative Sample of Youth and Young Adults. JAMA Pediatr. 2020 Oct 26. PMID: 33104174.

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  • Published on 10/20/2020

    Sanders JL, Putman RK, Dupuis J, Xu H, Murabito JM, Araki T, Nishino M, Benjamin EJ, Levy DL, Vasan RS, Washko GR, Curtis JL, Freeman CM, Bowler R, Hatabu H, O'Connor GT, Hunninghake GM. The Association of Aging Biomarkers, Interstitial Lung Abnormalities, and Mortality. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2020 Oct 20. PMID: 33080140.

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  • Published on 10/14/2020

    Yan LD, Pierre-Louis D, Isaac BD, Jean-Baptiste W, Vertilus S, Fenelon D, Hirschhorn LR, Hibberd PL, Benjamin EJ, Bukhman G, Kwan GF. Does distance from a clinic and poverty impact visit adherence for noncommunicable diseases? A retrospective cohort study using electronic medical records in rural Haiti. BMC Public Health. 2020 Oct 14; 20(1):1545. PMID: 33054756.

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